Selenium is an essential micronutrient and has been included in animal feed since the 1960s to help prevent white muscle disease in livestock. However, it is not essential for crops, which probably led to it being omitted from the European Fertiliser Directive’s list of micronutrients.
Few people could have anticipated the impact of Covid-19. Apart from the economic and health impacts, the working environment has completely changed. Governments advised people to work from home and left business leaders worried about the impact on their organisations.
As the environmental testing market continues to grow, laboratories will need to make suitable technological upgrades to meet this huge wave of demand.